Former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, intends to travel to Haiti this weekend during a time of serious political unrest and a disputed presidential election, the Washington Post has reported.
The reason for the 2008 vice-presidential nominee’s visit is to help humanitarian efforts in the country.
It was confirmed on Thursday by one of her staff members that Palin was planning to visit the Caribbean destination with Rev. Franklin Graham as an outreach component for his Samaritan’s Purse relief organization.
A representative for the Samaritans organization confirmed that the possible 2012 presidential candidate’s Haiti trip, in conjunction with their organization, would include visits to a number of relief sites over this coming weekend.
The trip comes amidst difficult times for Haiti, as well as coping with the devastating effects of last year’s earthquake. Cholera has recently killed in excess 2,000 people, and additionally, “gunfire and barricades were reported” in the capital of Port-au-Prince on Thursday.
The U.S. State Department has issued a warning deterring travelers from making non-essential visits to the country.
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